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whats should i do to get rid of the message illigal operation ..uts poping every time when i am using my computer
please tell me the solution but i dont want to format my hard drive..

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by saihib In reply to illigal operation

There are many reasons for illegal operation errors. Since you don't say what the exact error message is all of us here at TechRepublic will just have to make ourselves look like idiots by guessing what your problem is. In general, though, you couldhave some corrupt system files that could be replaced by doing a re-install of Win95/98 or whatever OS you use. I guess that's the OS you are using since I'm a freaking psychic.

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by JDKline In reply to illigal operation

I'm not a psychic either, but here's the steps I take when I get illegal operation messages (in Windows 9x/NT OS):

1) Take note of the prograrm causing it. Is it conflicting with another program?
2) If it's a 16 bit program, I upgrade to a 32 bit version.
3) If conflicting with another program, do I have the most up to date version and are they both 32 bit versions.
4) If I do have the most current 32 bit version, I notify the software manufacturer in hopes that a patch/update will be produced to correct the problem.
5) I discontinue use of the offending software. Obvisiously it was poorly written and supported and, therefore, not worth my time to use.

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by TomSal In reply to illigal operation

"I guess that's the OS you are using since I'm a freaking psychic." -- HAHA, I loved that man.. so damn true. We (IT folks) are thought of as magical beings sometimes aren't we...but really we do NEED to know the problem before we can solve it. Allto many times the young IT person makes a fool of their own self because they fumble for a reply in front of a high ranker in the company. My motto "If I were that good this company couldn't afford me.."

Anyway, illegal operations are just that - poorly written pieces of crap code not worth the CD-Rom they are burned on! But sometimes its because of corrupt files as pointed out already. Sorry bud, remove the program that gives it to you and re-install , otherwise re-install the OS. Don't you just love Windows? Microsoft - "So when do you think you'll crash today?" :)

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by vmm In reply to illigal operation

In addition to above.
You know, the program that issues illegal operation may be installed without your help. Some badly written troyans or viruses may cause such a behaviour. Don't forget to check for 'em.

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by gary_it In reply to illigal operation

I am partially psychic so I will give you some magical tips and tricks.
Is it consistent?
1. If you can get it to occur consistently while doing something specific (like opening a program or everytime you print), then you need to log down the error message.
When the Illegal Operations pops up click the "details" button and jot down the error message. It may go something like this
"Explorer.exe caused a general protection fault in module spool32.exe."
THATS THE ONLY PART OF IT YOU NEED.

Go to www.microsoft.com/technet
to see if they know about it. If it’s program specific, go to the manufacturers website & see what they know.
2. Norton Utilities. That is the best program I know that works.
3. If using win98/2000
-Click start, run
-type in sfc
That will run system file checker. Set your options and let Windows 98 do it's job. That sometimes helps. Norton Utilities is better.
4. If the error is in module kernel32.dll, then you’re SOL. Reinstall your O

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